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    September 30, 2010
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and how long until we're finally out of the woods, all that many coulding back to you. >> the this weather has definitely impacted all of us. we have live team coverage from annapolis back to baltimore county. people are dealing with a lot of water in a short period of time. let's talk about what is going on in rosedale tonight. portions of poe las key highway are open again this evening after flooding, and other serious problems near rose dale avenue earlier today. around noon they brought out a swift water rescue team but never actually had to use that team. unfortunately the team skill couldn't help people along this sex of the poe lags key highway. local streams began to swell forcing water through the doors. double businesses were flooded with as much as 4, 5 feet of water. workers didn't have time to grab supplies or belongings, they just had to run for safety. >> now it's like this, so to me it is amazing. the water just rows reel fast,
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we didn't even get out, it was a mess. >> coming up at 6:00 we're going to show you the extent of damage to some of these local businesses. well abc 2 was on the scene in parkville as cruz got a call for a missing 12-year-old. we're happy to report that a girl did fall in the water but was able to get out and police and fire crews found her safe and sound, she is at home tonight. it's a good time to remind your children that because of all this rain the water is rising and moving fast so the best advice is to just stay away. well abc 2 news christian schaefer is live in mount washington tonight, he is there keeping an eye on the jones false and all the businesses in that area are doing, gearing up for the worst. let's check in with christian. >> reporter: it seems like they have been dropping the levels a little bit, they've had to congress down the businesses in the washington millionaire. i'm standing on the smith avenue bridge, that police officer there has closed that part of the bridge down because this entire section of mount
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washington, d.c. is closed down, actually all these businesses back here, there is a whole foods, a coffee shop, a couple little boutique, they are closed down and closed down this afternoon because earlier, take a look at the jones false right now, you can see it is still much higher than it normally is. earlier it was even higher than that. if you can see above that wall that's false road up there, the traffic has really backed up. slow getting around. people are taking their time. some people have been coming down thinking some of these businesses are open. trying to turn on to smith avenue bridge, they can't do it because of course it is closed, that leads to more backups. that's the thing that's going on here, in addition to people coming out and trying to take a look at the water, they live in the neighborhood and want to come down and lack at it. never seen it this high before, we talked to several of them. it's just an interesting day. but right now what they've had to do is close down this section of the mount washington millionaire, the 9 businesses are in it. they talked about that decision a little earlier this
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afternoon. >> rising water, we're not signature seeing the watery creed at all, we thought it was necessary to take precautions to evacuate the cars out of this area and make sure that we reduced the potential of property damage in this area. this is a low flood plane area. >> back live now again the jones fall running under the other pledge into mount washington, the kelly avenue bridge, that one is open, you can see the cars going bye it, the reason it's open is mount washington village, those businesses over in that area, those are open. they were not evacuated and no homes were evacuated in the mount washington area i therapy. just the mount washington mill businesses were evacuated around 2:00 this afternoon. the other big concern is fell's point the mayor spoke about that and said she is hoping they move the cars out of that area because the floodwaters might come up. they opened two parking lots,
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the garage, you can park in those overnight until 8:00 a.m. for free to make sure you get your car off the street. as we have seen in past storms that water comes up quickly and they are concerned with that next storm coming in they may see something like that happening coming in tonight. the mayor is having another news conference at 5:30, at the city emergency operations center so we might get more information about how things are expected to shape up the rest of the evening, for now we're live in mount washington, christian schaefer, abc 2 news. >> thanks christian. doesn't matter where you go, there is water everywhere, when the storm is hitting with the bay with high winds and rain, don harrison has been on both sides of the bay, he is live with more details. don? >> reporter: kelly it is raining out here now, we're getting quite a bit of water. i'm here on doc street, it is closed right now, i'm in between doc street bar and grille, armadillos, a lot of rain, a lot of the places people have to deal with the rain out there, on the chesapeake bay, when the bay
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and the wind comes up, the bay swells when it comes into town. my boots are 14" high. i haven't checked yet. at this point where i am the water level is almost 14". it is supposed to get a little higher. the restaurants and businesses are dealing with it, this isn't the first storm. annapolis has taken a lot of rain so far, some streets like doc street have been closed due to flooding, the city's emergency management center has been fully activated and is trying to do what they can for residents and businesses downtown. sandbags have been distributed to businesses. giveses have been through this before. appropriately named "storm brothers" is prepared. >> we'll be able to stay ahead of it with our pumps, we'll be able to keep our store dry. >> this kind of weather brings out the localities to see the action. some take it in stride. >> the ducks are having fun and we're going to wait around ourselves. >> it's enough to make we want to get on a float and come down eagle alley on my back here if
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i could just do the back stroke, i think that will be a lot of fun. today especially. >> reporter: heard daily is keeping an eye on the storm. he is farther away from the doc than others. >> we're just in a little bit better shape so far and i feel for the other guys, rain/snow sleet affects our business so much, we're so weather related it really affects us. >> reporter: speaking of rain effect, it's coming down now, piking up even more and you can see i have out here with me now mayor josh cullen of annapolis. mayor, how have things been goin' today so far? >> over all pretty good. we have had some problems, we have had some issues with some of the wastewater pumping stations just because we have old pipes and the capacity is overwhelmed with all the rain water. >> the emergency management system said 4:00, what was the discussion there? >> the discussion this afternoon and really throughout the day has been focused on late tonight. because we're expecting the
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highest water levels at high tide tonight after 11:00 p.m., rely at around 11 to midnight. >> reporter: the city has put out sandbags, you have more coming out? >> yes, as you can see the ones down here have been a hot commodity so we have another 300 coming down to city doc within the hour and another 120 over at the second street pumping station in east port. >> reporter: all right mr. mayor, i'm not going to keep you out in the rain any more. good luck with it tonight. >> thank you. >> reporter: the rain is not going to start. the water is pushing up the bay. we'll see how the watery acts tonight. coming up at 6:00. i talked with three guys who just sailed from south africa across the atlantic to annapolis, they are going to tell me how their voyage was, for now, don hair son in annapolis. >> thanks don. we want to let you know two temporary shelters are open. the areas where there's been significant flooding, essex and dunn doc. one is the essex seniors center at 600 dorsey road and the
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other shelter is at the at-ease seniors center located at 7401halibird avenue. cruz have been working hard all day to keep the power on for customers but when it comes to heavy rain the odds are stocked against them. there are still over 19,000 folks without power but as we said they have been working hard all day and right now restore power to 18,000 customers, though there are actually a lot more people in the dark at one point. just as the morning got underway the montgomery county there was a major brush back for us, 26 people, because of the weather, including high school students were hurt when a metro bus wheeled into another bus in silver springs. the crash happened just after 7:00 this morning at university boulevard and burnett avenue. eight students were involved in the crash, investigators say their injuries appear to be non- life-threatening. abc2news.com is the place to be for all you need to know on the weather we're expecting today.
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right now on abc2news.com log on and chat with us about the weather and how you have been impacted in your community. you'll also find pictures from around the region sent in from viewers as well as video from our crews out in the field and live radar. all that and much more on abc2news.com. well closing arguments today in the trial of three men accused of killing a former baltimore city councilman. abc 2 news jeff haeger has the latest developments in the case. and our think pink series continues tonight. we're going to tell you about 5 myths surrounding the disease of breast cancer. >> we're still watching the rain. maryland's most powerful radar is picking out of play technician rain coming into the area. we're going to have another round of heavy rain, we do have some flood warnings in effect and we're talking about the winds. i'm going to talk more about your seven-day forecast, the improvements, and also what we can expect as the evening goes on. stick around. abc 2 works for you with
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i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. the real andy harris. buried in his website - a promise to replace the tax code with a 23% sales tax and eliminate the mortgage interest deduction. a bush tax panel said families would pay $6,000 more a year. a reagan tax advisor calls it a very dumb idea. but that's not his only bad idea. harris was the only senator to vote against expanding the child care tax credit and against the state's cancer treatment program. andy harris' extreme ideas will cost us.
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well i want to show this live picture from the inner harbor, we're getting reports that there is some flooding at the inner harbor tonight. we're going to track down where that area is specifically and we'll bring you more on that, coming up a little bit more in our show. a little bit later in our show. let's update you on the breaking news we first told you about tonight at 5:00. investigators have now identified a man who was killed after a charter bus plunked off of 270 into bethesda yesterday. they are identified at 66-year- old joseph clayborne jr. 26 passengers were on board. at least a dozen were taken to the hospital. investigators are still trying to determine what caused the crash. well all day that we focused on the method outside your door and thanks to you were able to get a better look at the pains you were dealing with ryan
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could? >> it was at the heart of this storm that caught drivers off guard, we were sent in a couple of pictures, this one from a philadelphia road and chess eye company avenue. look at the water rushing through that 2010 leaving carolina strandped. lukely in this area no one was injured. it's a good remind tore play it safe. remember to listen for flood warnings, make sure your family is ready to evacuate if necessary. stay away from floodwaters whether you are walking or driving, and be careful if you are uk with aing at night, when the roads are dark you could miss those waterlogged areas, brian kuebler, abc 2 news. now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> they don't remember all the hurricanes in florida for the years i worked there. this is kind of like that today with all the bands moving through. >> that convey you're belt
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moving in. like i was saying, before astarted talking on air, the fact that we had nicole, the remnants of nicole that was a tropical entity, even though it wasn't a tropical storm when it got to us, a stalled, an old front rather, little disturbances riding along, that energy was really getting to us. >> we're about to start up again. >> every 30 minutes. >> yeah. i know i know, i'm sorry. let me go ahead and show you what is going on. i can show you the sky, it is looks nice, overcast skies though. we had that basically all day long. right now in looking at our temperature and the temperature rights now is coming in at 77 degrees, that humidity pretty hyatt 85%, a little bit muggy out there and the winds from the southeast sustained now at about 10 miles per hour and that barometer is at 29.56. so as we go through the rest of your gusts here we are looking at, wow, some windy conditions into ga win okay 43, edge mere
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coming in at 30 miles per hour wind gust right now, annapolis right around 34 and mound airy, 31, westminster 34. and bel air 23, aberdeen 26, alston 25. this is going to be the scenario as we go through the rest of the evening, so be prepared for what we have because we're going to get some more rain, that's what i was telling kelly. we did get a bit of a break, lots of moisture flowing in earlier today. edge mere, i believe it was, 7.67, i'm going to show you those totals again in a little while. in the meantime we're looking at the rain on maryland's most powerful radar, we can see some of the lighter rain, the green, not so bad, the lighter rain coming in around the eastern shore once again. but as we look to the south here, that's what we're going to start to get the heavier rain moving in once again. as we get into those reds, that's when we're talking about 1 to 2 1/2" rates, rainfall rates, an hour. if we get that again we're definitely going to be in some more trouble.
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so with what we've gotten already we do have some flood warnings in effect across the area, basically everywhere, what we're also concerned with is the high tide factor, we're looking at fell's point, 12:53:00 a.m. is the next high tide. then annapolis 11:14:00 p.m. this evening, so we're looking at more rain moving in as we look at the satellite and radar, i'm gonna zoom out for you, you can kind of see where we're going to finally get a break in the action. we can sigh and wait for that. but in the meantime we still have that rain going to be working its way into the area as we go in the time. as i was telling kelly, this is what i was saying, the problem is we have all that moisture from nicole, then what's happening is we do have this area, this low pressure is riding along old frontal boundary, we're getting what we've got today. that conveyor belt is doing what it's doing. as we check out the forecast we're going into time and things are going to start to improve as we go into 6:00, 7:00, things are going to start to improve from the west to the
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east. as we work our way into tomorrow morning things are going to start to look much better. back towards the west here we're going to be looking at maybe a frontal boundary trying to work its way in here as we go into sunday. overnight tonight, 65 degrees, more rain and flooding, then we're going to be seeing improvements as we head into tomorrow morning, morning rain, breezy and also partly cloudy. by tomorrow night we're looking at 51, mostly clear and cooler. all right. kelly, what do you have for us? >> all right. thanks lynette. in other news today the defense in the ken harris murder trial called its final witness and the jury heard final arguments before it will determine the fate of the three suspects in the murder of the former city councilman. harris died a year ago when he was shot during an armed robre. jeff haeger joins us with the developments in the day's trial. jeff? >> reporter: prosecutors told the 12-member jury that the evidence leaves no doubt over the men responsible for harris' death. through surveillance video from that fateful night they pointed out three men identified by a
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secured guard at halves ma gainey walking past the new haven lounge in 10 minute intervals casing the business they argued before the robbery and shooting. dna evidence found in the skull mask worn by the triggerman and on latex gloves bandannas and other clothing also points to the suspects. asked if the tem could confuse jurors for the complicated dna evidence he had this to say. >> only god can answer that question. i've always wanted to be on a adjuster but i've never been able to. this adjuster has been asked a lot of glad questions and i'm sure they are anxious to get to the committees once the closing arguments are complete. >> the defense tried to raise questions surrounding the collection of that dna and the lab that produced that result. they also pointed to an unidentified fingerprint on the hood of harris' car, saying it leaves doubt whether they charged the right men in this case. anyone could have touched the car in the time harris owned up leading up to his measure
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evidence. closing arguments will resumed tomorrow morning, then the jury will begin its deliberation. jeff haeger, abc 2 news. >> thanks a lot jeff. this week we're thinking pink for breast cancer aware necessarily, explaining what you should know about the disease. tonight our coverage continues with the five biggest myths surrounding the disease. hot wheels in hot water. why fisher price is recalling some of its products. >> storm gear and promotional consideration provided by l.l. bean. old gibbs canning company.
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abc 2 works for you. >> there is a lot of information out there about breast cancer, but not all of it is true. abc 2 news linda scoped it out for us. the five biggest mississippi surrounding the disease. >> reporter: the words breast cancer can often have you
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fearing the worst but such a diagnosis doesn't automatically mean a death sentence. >> everyone thinks that in they are diagnosed that means they are going to die. the fact is that in this country breast cancer survivors out number any other type of cancer survivors for any other type of cancer. >> thanks to advances in early detection many women are going on to live healthy lives. the second myth is it affects older women. the fact is it can strike at any age. >> that was happening where the young woman was told, any abnormality should be investigated regardless of age. >> the third myth deals with family history. just because it doesn't run in your family it doesn't mean that you're out of the woods. >> 00% to 90% of all women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history. as long as you're female, as long as you have breast, you do carry some risk of breast
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cancer. >> 4th when looking at your family history it's not just your mother's side that counts. >> the fact is we get half of our genes from each of our parents so we do need to be aware of both family history on mom and dad's side. >> the fifth myth is a lot of women think if you have a lump in your breast it is automatically breast cancer. >> if you feel the lumps on a breast exam. don't panic. the odds are in your favor that it's going to be a bee nine finding. >> linda some, abc 2 news. five ways to keep a positive outlook if you have been diagnosed with breasted cancer. komen race for the cure is days away, this sunday october 3rd in hunt valley. abc 2 news is going to be live on the air to broadcast the event 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. you can still rental sister for the race. all you to have do is head to our web site at and 2news.com.
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heavy rains flooded roads and businesses all across our area. let's get a check right now on the roadway. u.s. 50 on sandy point, as you can see the rain is still coming down causing backups along the road as people want to get home and get out of all this stuff. good evening everyone, i'm roosevelt leftwich, the coverage of the severe weather continues right now. let's get over to lie net charles with the layest. >> you got it when you said what a mess. we have had a mess all morning long into the afternoon, it's going to continue as we go into the evening time frame as well. we definitely are looking at a tornado watch, we have windy conditions out there and still have the flooding. so let micheaux you the wind gusts now 40 miles plus -- or 40 -- yes, 40 miles per hour plus. a flash flood warning until 6:15:00 p.m., and then the rainfall totals. when it is all said and done up 4 to 10", along the defendant that's where you'll start to see more on the 10".

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